Introducing Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam

Introducing Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam


Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam is more than a school. It is a warm and thriving community where each child is nurtured to become the best version of themselves.

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Nestled in the leafy suburb of Hillegersberg, Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam (NAISR) was founded sixty years ago as a co-educational day school for internationally-minded expatriate and Dutch families. The school’s most exciting chapter yet commenced nine months ago, when NAISR (formerly the American International School Rotterdam) became a member of Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium schools organisation.

As Neal Dilk, Director of the school for the past seven years, says: “Joining the Nord Anglia family in July 2018 was a momentous occasion for this international school in Rotterdam. Our ambition is to seize this wonderful opportunity by aligning the quality of the school’s educational offering with NAE’s global norms, whilst also retaining the warm and welcoming culture that makes the school so special and unique.”


One of the school’s first areas of focus was on refurbishment, with significant investment planned in the facilities from now, ramping up through the summer of 2019. Major improvements are in progress for the playground, maker-space, reception area, and more. Meanwhile, improved lighting, some fresh paint and updated signs have given the school a brightened aspect.

Mr Dilk says: “The new facilities are fantastic, and our families are delighted about these. However, the truly unique opportunity with Nord Anglia Education is in the learning opportunities it provides. Our students are instantly linked via Nord Anglia Education’s Global Campus to over 60.000 other students around the world to collaborate, exchange information and learn together. Additionally, NAISR teachers now have access to Nord Anglia University, a digital platform which offers access to an extensive range of professional development resources.”

Collaboration with MIT

NAISR's new STEAM room features new technology, such as 3-D printers, green-screen rooms and robotics!

In line with Nord Anglia Education’s ground-breaking collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the school has implemented a new approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), which plays an invaluable part in helping children to achieve academic, social and personal success.

Through practical, hands-on problem solving, students will develop transferable skills such as creativity, curiosity, resilience, resourcefulness, collaboration and confidence to help pave the way to a wide-open future. As part of the programme, NAISR’s brand-new STEAM room is designed to spark students’ creativity in new ways through the application of technology such as 3-D printers, green-screen rooms and robotics.

Let your child become the best they can possibly be

This exciting new chapter in the school’s history is a welcome addition to Rotterdam’s international school offering, and there is no better place to learn about the school than on their brand new website. Also, don’t forget to look out for their beloved Shark mascot, which received a fantastic makeover with just the right amount of “fierce-ification”.

Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam is thrilled to be part of delivering on Nord Anglia’s commitment to supporting every child in being the best they can possibly be, by delivering high quality, transformational education that goes above and beyond traditional learning. NAISR’s engaging, welcoming and inclusive environment is one to watch as it continues to go from strength to strength.

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